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Blonde Redhead announce their first studio album in nine years

30 May 2023, 13:33 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Blonde Redhead sign to section1 for the new album, Sit Down for Dinner, and share lead single, “Snowman".

The trio of Kazu Makino and Italian twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace return with news of their first album since 2014's Barragán.

Written and recorded over a five-year period spanning New York City, upstate New York, Milan and Tuscany, Sit Down for Dinner is inspired by Makino's discovery of Joan Didion’s 2005 memoir of grief, The Year of Magical Thinking, which reflects on her devastating experience of witnessing her husband’s sudden death at the dinner table, as well as the Pace brothers' non-negotiable family ritual of eating dinner together.

“I know a lot of people eat and run, eat in front of their TV, or don’t care about it too much – and that’s OK – but we really do,” says Simone. “It’s a moment for us to sit down and have time with each other.”

The vocal layers of the album’s opening track, “Snowman”, were inspired by the Swingle Singers’ acapella renditions of Bach.

Amedeo wrote “Snowman” while on a bus in the Monte Rosa mountains and battling motion sickness. "I got inspired to write a song that only had two chords and a melody that would live and float between them. ""Snowman" is about how it can be a blessing or a curse to be invisible and undetectable, and how it’s something we all feel and desire at times.”

Blonde Redhead’s are also embarking on a North American, UK and European tour later this year, following three intimate, sold out shows in Los Angeles, New York and London this Summer.

Additionally, in the spirit of Sit Down for Dinner, Blonde Redhead will be hosting special dinners at select restaurants in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles around the album’s release, offering fans a rare chance to spend some time with the band. These are on offer via an exclusive album bundle, including the Sit Down for Dinner signed vinyl, and a limited edition section1 magazine.


  1. Snowman
  2. Kiss Her Kiss Her
  3. Not for Me
  4. Melody Experiment
  5. Rest of Her Life
  6. Sit Down for Dinner Pt 1
  7. Sit Down for Dinner Pt 2
  8. I Thought You Should Know
  9. Before
  10. If
  11. Via Savona

"Snowman" is out now. Blonde Redhead's forthcoming album, Sit Down For Dinner, is available to pre-order now. For information on their upcoming tour dates, and their dinner bundles, visit

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